manufacturing and construction consulting


Our reputation as industry leaders in our field of construction and manufacturing for cutting-edge projects is built on word-of-mouth referrals, award-winning recognition and a portfolio of projects that stand the test of time. Two of our directors, Thomas and Laurent, offer a tailored four-step manufacturing and construction consulting process with a singular aim: to bring awe-inspiring concepts to life with tangible results. This service is best suited to architects, interior designers, project managers, and other visionaries seeking expertise in interior and exterior construction and manufacturing projects who expect high-performance, bespoke products with sophisticated finishes.


Our reputation as industry leaders in our field for cutting-edge projects is built on word-of-mouth referrals and a portfolio of projects which stand the test of time. Thomas and Laurent offer a rigorous four-step consultation process with a singular aim: to bring awe-inspiring concepts to life with tangible results. This service is best suited to architects, designers and visionaries looking for sophisticated expertise in interiors and quality finishes.


Seeking the expertise of an artisan to take your home or commercial space to the next level? As bespoke mixed-trades designers and manufacturers, Thomas and Laurent will bring your ambitious ideas to life, while remaining pragmatic in our approach. We discuss design, product innovation, sustainability, materials, and pricing during the initial consultation. Our aim is to create a spirit of collaboration with shared intentions, and clarity around workflow, timeframes and budgets.


Once our proposal is approved and a deposit made, Thomas and Laurent progress to the crucial stage of manufacturing based on meticulous specifications, measurements, and drawings. We're delighted to say that 100% of clients who seek out our consultation services progress to the manufacturing stage. Whether we are crafting joinery, decorative pieces or tailor-made cabinetry, our products emerge from the page at our workshop in the Northern Rivers. We are passionate about resisting the ordinary – and our projects exemplify this approach.


We deliver or install your tailor-made project Australia-wide, aligned to our ethos of luxury, beauty and functionality. Our handcrafted furniture, unlike off-the-shelf products, can take weeks to complete, and this is to be expected for the fine quality you will enjoy. Ultimately, as elite craftsmen, our goal is to create intense moments of satisfaction for clients, with “that’s exactly what I wanted” a typical response we get.

How we've helped our clients since 2016

unique projects

design details that need to be resolved prior to fabrication

How we've helped our clients since 2016

unique projects

design details that need to be resolved prior to fabrication


Once the criteria for the Essentials package have been exhausted, any more time will be charged hourly.

We have formulated this package based on seven years of tested research. We have analysed our clients’ journey from research and development through to quote acceptance for one bespoke designed quality kitchen for the average family home.

We discovered that 90% of clients who have already researched their design and lifestyle needs for their cabinetry would run with their first strong idea because it is the most considered concept.

The purpose of the package is a concise way for our seasoned professionals to take a pragmatic approach to refine your considerations.

If you find this package does not suit your needs, then we recommend selecting the Comprehensive option, where you can allow time to explore more options.

  • Return travel to and from our Mullumbimby workshop
  • Materials selection
  • Room measurements
  • Design layout and spacial planning
  • Research
  • Negotiating the best prices with our suppliers
  • Proposal preparation
  • Other necessary documentation and administration activities


Laurent also plays the classical acoustic guitar ;)

Legacy of the Antipodes holds the intellectual property rights to our unique style of flood-resilient cabinets that have been engineered, designed and tested to meet our renowned high standards.

While we can accept input from other design professionals, we expect to spend time researching and verifying the design to ensure it meets our standards.

Suppose you have already engaged with a reputable, experienced professional interior designer or architect. In that case, it is normal for us to receive a set of finalised floor and elevation plans that include measurements and a specified list of materials (product schedule). Each designer’s methodology and scope of works can be different.

If plans are missing details, we may be able to make a provisional price range which will have to be refined further during subsequent consultation time. During peak times, we request you return to your original designer for a complete design; otherwise, your will experience a delay in our process.

PRO TIP: The more detail your designer specifies, the less likely you will find unrealised costs across the entire construction project, not just cabinetry.

Yes, we love working on large projects like commercial shop fitting.

It is essential to ensure that all commercial projects are highly durable as they command higher usage than domestic ones. In addition, food premises need to ensure fit-outs are food-safe compliant.

Both front and back-of-house projects involve more research and are on a larger scale than domestic projects; therefore, we recommend working on the Comprehensive service.

We offer in-house Interior Design services with our Director, Lisa. She can assist with a full-service interior design to round out the room or an entire home.

Laurent will only coordinate the benchtop supply and installation and any in-house metalwork. Lisa sources and manages all other trades under our Interior Design portfolio of services.

Receiving payment confirms your booking.

Essential service payment is due at the time of booking.

Comprehensive service payment is due for the minimum commitment prior to the meeting commencement date.

Any work beyond the scope of the selected service will be charged hourly.

Invoices will be issued weekly, or before if a proposal is ready to be sent.

Designs and proposals are not released until all outstanding invoices are paid in full.

Changes need to be notified in writing via email.

A minimum of two business days’ notice is required for rescheduling meetings. Clients will be sent additional administration fees (10% of the first service payment’s value) will be charged per occurrence.

If the rescheduling notice occurs within two business days before the meeting, 100% of the first service payment’s value will be forfeited.

Cancellations are not permitted once payment has been received.


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Construction and manufacturing consulting